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Ang Probinsyano solon apologizes for punching waiter: Tao lang nadala ng emosyon

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Embattled Ang Probinsyano Party-list Rep. Alfred Delos Santos on Thursday finally broke his silence and issued a public apology after punching a service crew in Legazpi City last July 7.

In an interview with radio DZMM, Delos Santos formally asked for forgiveness after he was caught on a CCTV footage punching 20-year old waiter Christian Kent Alejo around early morning of Sunday while inside Biggs Diner in Legazpi City.

“Humihingi ako ng paumanhin sa ‘yo, kay Christian Kent… kay Christian Kent Alejo, gusto ko lang mag-apologize lalong-lalo na sa ‘yo at sa ‘yong pamilya at ikaw ay aking nasaktan dahil sa nagawa ko,” said Delos Santos.

“Sambayanang Pilipino, sa inyong lahat, pasensya na po,” he added.

Delos Santos admitted that there was no excuse for hitting Alejo in the head.

“Either as a public servant or a private citizen, I shouldn’t have lost control of my emotion,” said Delos Santos.

Delos Santos insisted that he was neither a bully nor a troublemaker but an ordinary person overran by his emotions.

“Tao lang po ako, but still after reflecting on what happened, I’m really sorry,” said Delos Santos.

“Naunahan po ako ng emosyon, nadala po ako,” he added.

He also said sorry to his entity Ang Probinsyano Party-list grip for dragging the organization to recent controversy.

“Sorry for disappointing you. Sa lahat ng mga kasamahan ko sa Kongreso, dinamay ko kayo sa napakalaking kontrobersiya,” he said.

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